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Windows 7: Computer not starting at all

03 Jul 2012   #1

Windows vista 64bit
Computer not starting at all

Last night i shut down and removed my plug from the pc because of lightning but today i tried to start my pc and it wont start at all. The lights inside my pc are all on so i know there is power going through it but when i press start button it wont turn on so i took my pc removed everything cleaned and refit but the PC wont start the white light thats supposed to come on the POWER ON button isnt glowing but there are other lights inside pc that are on so wht is the problem?

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03 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Recheck that everything is connected as it should (refer to the relevant manual(s) if you need to).

You said that you unplugged your computer, but did you remove the ethernet cable? It is possible that lightning struck the phone line to your house and the energy then travelled down the line, through the modem/router and then along the ethernet cable to your computer.

I remember experiencing many years ago (almost 40 ) the effects of lightning striking a TV aerial. I had a TV in my bedroom, and it was one of those sets that employed valves (or tubes). It was unplugged, and I was lying on the floor doing a jigsaw puzzle. I was aware that it was raining heavily, and that there was thunder and lightning. All of a sudden, the screen of the TV lit up, and it was obvious that the aerial had received a direct strike. Fortunately, the set didn't appear to suffer any damage, and worked as normal afterwards.

The point I'm making here illustrates the enormous energy associated with lightning. The fact that the TV survived is probably down to the fact that it was a valve based set, which are far more resillient to those conditions than solid state ones.
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